This short hike leads to the Moiry Hut with splendid bird’s-eye-views of the Moiry Glacier. Extend the hike with a scenic walk along the west side of the Lac de Moiry to the Moiry Barrage (dam) at the foot of the lake.
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- Distance: 4.0 miles (round trip) to Cabane de Moiry
6.7 miles (round trip) to Lac de Moriy Barrage (Complete Hike)
- Elevation: 7,723-ft. at Trailhead
9,300-ft. at Cabane de Moiry
7,380-ft. at Lac de Moriy Barrage (Complete Hike)
- Elevation Gain: 1,577-ft. to Cabane de Moiry
-343-ft. to Lac de Moriy Barrage (Complete Hike)
- Difficulty: moderate
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Zinal / Valais
Why Hike Cabane de Moiry
Situated atop a rocky knoll along the west side of the Moiry Glacier, the Moiry Hut overlooks an incredible river of ice spilling down the north face of the Grand Cornier. Overlooks around the hut offer bird’s-eye-views of this amazing spectacle of ice, covered with seracs and crevasses.
The short, steep hike to the hut ascends through rocky meadows and then climbs steeply up a hillside covered in rock and boulder fields. Fine views along the trail encompass the Couronne de Breona, Point de Mourti and Point de Moiry towering above the west side of the valley. To the north, Pointe du Tsate and Sasseneire rising above the west side of the Lac de Moiry.
Extend the hike with a return trip along the west side of the Lac de Moiry to the Moiry Barrage (Dam). Alternately, this hike can be combined with portions of the hike over the Col de Sorebois.
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